Large bedroom downstairs fills with afternoon sunView to the shop in May when the Lupines are in bloom
Farmhouse with Llama and Gardens
Farmhouse with Llama and Gardens
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Casual elegance in a peaceful and lovely rural setting. Warm and inviting old country farmhouse surrounded by fruit and nut trees and a garden full of flowers. You might enjoy feeding llama Flash an apple or chuckle at Veronica clucking her way about the flower beds. Or snuggle under the down comforter in your spacious and light filled bedroom while listening to the birds. A short stroll to the corner and you can mingle with Vashon as you sample their fresh coffee.

The space

Vashon Island rural retreat. 1903 Farmhouse with fruit and nut trees on an all organic property. Close to town, restaurants and shops and the bus line. At the corner is the Roasterie for coffee,tea, breakfast goodies and sometimes music.

**A note about pricing when comparing to other listings - my $10 cleaning fee is much less than most other places and I do not charge a pet fee. **

The downstairs bedroom is very spacious and full of light. It faces the front. Upstairs is a smaller, cozy bedroom with windows on two sides. This can be rented for those traveling together. It faces the back garden. Both have super comfortable queen sized beds with down comforters. The bathroom is located downstairs and is only shared if both bedrooms are booked by a family or friends. Normally, only one bedroom is booked at a time.

Bailee, the cocker spaniel in residence, wriggles her delight at company. Flash, our friendly llama, is more aloof, but loves greens from the garden or an apple from the nearby tree. There are several "protected" large and unusual trees on the property including a wonderful mulberry, fig trees, walnut and hazelnut trees.

Walk down to the Roasterie for fresh brewed coffee or tea and bring it back to the deck to enjoy while you listen to the birds or watch the sheep in the pasture.

WiFi is included, but there is NO television.

This is a peaceful, quiet, environmentally respectful farm and we welcome all like-minded individuals.

Vashon has many artists, musicians and organic farmers and a terrific sense of community. Saturday Market is a fun event during the warmer months and there is almost always an activity to enjoy whether its local theater, music, art walks, bike riding, kayaking or just stepping away from the hustle and bustle in nature's refugium.

We are a "no outside shoes" house. Absolutely no smoking allowed. Ask about well-behaved pet policy.

Host welcomes international guests and can provide help in German or French.

Guest access

Kitchen is available for light use and a fridge is available. Please ask.

Interaction with guests

Since I live in the house as well, I am usually around to answer questions or offer suggestions for activities and Island resources.

Other things to note

The upstairs room is part of the original farmhouse and up a somewhat steep flight of stairs which makes it not suitable for small toddlers or those with physical limitations - sorry.


Amenities
Pets Allowed
Air Conditioning
Free parking on premise
Family/Kid Friendly

Prices
Cleaning Fee £8
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £74 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please, no smoking. We are a "No Shoes" inside house. Pets accepted with prior approval only. My home is not child-proofed, but I am open to talking with you about small children who are "responsibly watched."

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Cocker spaniel, chicken, llama, sheep

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

137 Reviews

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Amanda User ProfileAmanda is a superhost.
October 2017
Katrin's farm is so lovely and peaceful! It's close enough to the walk to a wonderful coffee spot, but incredibly quiet and peaceful. I hope to be back soon!

Catherine User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at Katrin's place was absolutely lovely! She is a wonderful, obliging host with a beautiful home and lovely garden near the middle of Vashon Island. She was available when we arrived for check-in and gave us all the amenities we needed to have a nice, relaxing evening, as well as information about activities in the area. We also loved her animals, to include her llama, cocker spaniel and sheep, who were all sweet. We highly recommend her to anyone headed to Vashon!
Katrin User ProfileKatrin is a superhost.
Response from Katrin:
Thank you for your kind words. Always wonderful meeting fellow kindred spirits.
September 2017

Cordelia User Profile
September 2017
Katrin's place is idyllic. The house and room are clean, quiet and really charming. The yard and surrounding acreage remind me of northern California, 40 years ago. Katrin is a great host--helpful and generous with information about the island.

Sermin User Profile
August 2017
Lovely little farmhouse with cute garden, fruit trees, a sweet old dog, and friendly livestock (llama, goat, sheep.) Comfy accommodations, easy check-in and out. Katrin is helpful with directions and suggestions on what to do and where to go. Close drive or bike to town, or a medium walk. Town has shopping, music, great restaurants, arts center, theater, and farmer's market. It's lively and people are friendly. Locals give cyclists lots of room and traffic is light. Also close to hiking and water activities.
Katrin User ProfileKatrin is a superhost.
Response from Katrin:
Thanks for being great guests !
August 2017

Rebekah User Profile
August 2017
Katrina was a gracious hostess and we enjoyed staying at her house. We loved visiting with her animals on a lovely summer afternoon.

Simone User Profile
August 2017
Katrin's place is a little utopia on Vashon. The garden is even more beautiful in person. My husband and I read in the yard for hours and watched the sheep and Flash the Llama. Katrin was very kind, offered recommendations and Bailey was so sweet and accepting of our pup. Central location was great for exploring. The room was beautiful too.

Mac User Profile
August 2017
Everything about this place is great. Katrin greeted us warmly, showed us the beautiful property and all if it's animals, and let us know a bit about the local area. she also cooked delicious muffins for us. The home is about a half hour walk or short drive to central Vashon. We can't wait to come back. It was incredibly relaxing if only for a day.
Katrin User ProfileKatrin is a superhost.
Response from Katrin:
So glad to have met you both and thank you for your kind words. Flash says "hi" to Hank, your beautiful boxer.
August 2017

Vashon, Washington, United StatesJoined in July 2012
Katrin User ProfileKatrin is a superhost.

Puddle stomper, star gazer, animal lover, flower grower, world traveler, book worm.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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